The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body. Knowing the vital symptoms of liver disease could save the life of you or a loved one.
Liver disease is uncommon but very deadly. Once the disease has gone too far, it is virtually impossible to reverse. The liver is the largest organ in the body at 8 inches wide, and 6.4 inches long, and 4.5 inches thick it weighs about 3.5 pounds. The liver consists of two large lobes, a large right lobe, and a smaller left lobe.
Filters waste from the blood.
Breaks down hormones.
Detoxifies water and removes drugs, alcohol, and environmental toxins.
Makes and secretes bile to aid your body in absorbing fats.
Metabolizes and stores carbohydrates, fats, sugars, vitamins for energy and brain function.
Breaks down harmful chemicals
Stores toxins that cannot be broken down
Our dangerous eating habits are slowly killing us that burger and fries, you grab in a hurry for you and your children, harms your liver. When you eat too much fatty food, it increases an enzyme known as alanine aminotransferase, an enzyme that indicates liver damage and increases the risk for developing type two diabetes, as well as hepatitis C.
Not only our dangerous eating habits but our dangerous drinking habits as well. Cirrhosis, although not the only liver disease, it is one of the most deadly. Cirrhosis of the liver takes the lives of over 25,000 deaths annually in just North America.
Dark circles under the eyes
Pain in upper right section of the abdomen
Swollen or tender eyeballs
Discoloration of stool and urine
Sudden brown spots on the skin.
Other Signs to look for:
Slower metabolizing of fats: Significant weight gain, bloating of stomach, hypertension, or fatty tumors under the skin.
Digestive system: Indigestion, constipation, hemorrhoids, inability to handle food or drink, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Sudden cravings for food or sweets things: Type 2 Diabetes, unstable blood sugar
Bruise more easily
Enlarged male breast
Your liver takes care of your body; it is high time that you take care of it. Be cautious if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms call your doctor immediately.
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